Anatomy of an Oil Spill

Mar 20, 1990 on PBS at 9:00 PM


In the black, early morning hours of Good Friday, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez went aground on Bligh Reef, spilling millions of gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Frontline correspondent Jon Tuttle investigates the long hi... (more)story of complacency, negligence, and broken promises by government agencies and oil companies that led to this disaster.

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